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Coach Dave DiTomasso has joined forces with Spencer Pappas Head Men's Soccer Coach at Benedictine U. this summer to offer an exceptional collegiate overnight camp experience at Benedictine University. Please note this camp was formerly held at formerly at Elmhurst University with coach DiTomasso. This camp offers a great opportunity to strengthen your fundamentals and bring your game to the next level. Instruction focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision-making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, 11v11, and creativity. Goalkeeping training is provided. An incredible opportunity for young aspiring athletes to see what the life of a college student feels like. Camp is for ages 8-18. Campers must be 9 years old to stay overnight (8-year-olds are welcome as extended day campers).

Coach DiTomasso's camp was named one of North America’s Top 60 Summer Camps of 2017, according to the FlightNetwork travel agency.

Highlights Include
  • Voted one of the best soccer camps in North America
  • Elite instruction from an experienced collegiate coaching staff
  • Multiple camp dates and camp options
  • Team play, skill development, games & tournaments
  • Teams are welcome
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Camp Coaches

  • Coach Di Tomasso Nike Soccer Camps 2016

    Camp Director Dave DiTomasso

    Coach Dave grew up Columbia, MD up until 18 years old, having some of the best coaches and playing on some of the top youth teams in the nation. While in High School he won Two State Championships and played in a third. His collegiate career started at The Ohio State University and then transferred to Jacksonville University, FL where he flourished with under Head Coach Denis Violet. (Manchester United) As a former professional player, Di Tomasso was a member of the United Systems of Independent Soccer League (USISL) Division III South Carolina Shamrocks and Baltimore Bays; and the "A" League Worcester Wildfire. He also played in Essen, Germany, for Schwarz Weiss Essen, a Third Division team.

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    Co-Director Spencer Pappas

    Pappas comes to Benedictine after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League since 2014. Pappas was involved in every facet of the program at Detroit Mercy, serving as camp coordinator, recruiting coordinator, scheduling coordinator, travel coordinator and video coordinator.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


  • Dates: June 14-16, 2024 (Fri-Sun)

  • Ages: 8-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Extended-Day Camp Hours: 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Check-in: 11:00am-1:00pm on the first day of camp
  • Check-in location:
  • Check-out: 4:00-4:45pm
  • Meals: See meal breakdown below

DAY CAMP (Now at Oak Brook Sports Core)

  • Dates:
    • June 24-28, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
    • July 8-12, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
    • July 15-19, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
  • Ages: 6-17
  • Gender: Coed
  • Half-Day Camp Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
  • Day Camp Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm*
  • Location: Oak Brook Sports Core
  • Registration: Click here to register!


This program is geared towards players of all abilities. Campers will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, techniques and advancing their overall skills and knowledge of the game. A great opportunity for players to learn through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. With a number of different camp options for all to enjoy!


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.

  • Dorm Name: TBD
  • Number of Campers Per Room: Two
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel
  • Air Conditioning: A/C is available in dorms.


  • Extended-Day Camp Hours: Day 1: 1:00pm-8:30pm | Day 2: 9:00am - 8:30pm | Last Day: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • First Day Check-in: 11:00am-1:00pm at the on the first day of camp
  • Check-in location: TBD
  • Check-out: 4:00-4:45pm
  • Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2: Breakfast*, Lunch, Dinner | Final Day: Breakfast*, Lunch

*Breakfast is for overnight campers


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


  • Instruction: Training from Dave DiTomasso's coaching staff
  • Overnight & Extended Day campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Lunch is not provided
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: Low camper to coach ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
  • Facility:
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Athletic clothing (1-2 pairs/day)
  • Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
  • Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe
  • Flip flops
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Personal items & medications
  • Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan (optional)
  • Bed sheets
  • Comforter or sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase


  • Athletic clothing
  • Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


Nike Soccer Camp Balls can be purchased during registration. Players can choose between a size 3, 4 or 5 ball, which will be shipped out before camp. Shipping is included in the listed price. Please note that it is not required to bring a soccer ball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction. All sales are final.


If you have a group of 4 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. If you have a group of 8 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please fill out the Team Discount - Soccer form with the name of your group and the names of each camper enrolling in the camp and we will create a unique discount code for your group.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our soccer camps please see our FAQ page.

***Camps are open to any and all entrants. Enrollment in our camps is limited only by age, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.


Click the orange button below to view program descriptions, schedules, housing, and more.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 am Sunrise soccer
  • 7:45-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00am Session I
  • 11:45am-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm *Classroom session I
  • 2:00-4:00pm Session II
  • 4:45-5:30pm Dinner
  • 5:30 pm *Classroom session II
  • 6:30-8:30pm Evening matches
  • 9:00pm Activities
  • 11:00pm Lights out
  • *Classroom session will involve video, group discussion, leadership topics, and game analysis.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2022: My child had a wonderful experience and the staff did everything possible to make that happen.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: My son loved everything about the camp!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: Finding joy in the sport after a long season

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 12, 2023: My daughter enjoyed the counselors and experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 21, 2022: Night games and spending time with teammates; liked her coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 9, 2023: My son was given a goalie award! He was thrilled to be recognized!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 12, 2023: Camp was amazing ! My daughter LOVED her experience --so much FUN !

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 7, 2022: The staff and the whole overall experience of being a resident camper.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 3, 2022: The teaching and message about it being more than soccer and the homework

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 5, 2022: Nolan seemed to really enjoy bubble soccer and the experience with the staff/coaches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 11, 2022: Overall experience was excellent. Coaches, facilities, activities all exceeded expectations

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2022: Player / trainer connection. Individualized coaching and specific feedback on player evaluation

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 5, 2022: The highlight was by far the coaches! Coach Dave, Pablo, Abby, Ted, Oscar and Connor made everything fun!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 5, 2022: The highlight was by far the staff. Coaches Dave, Abby, Ted, Pablo, Oscar and Connor went above and beyond!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 28, 2023: The excellent balance of having a lot of quality training and game opportunities with outside fun activities

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 15, 2023: From a parents perspective, the communication and registration process was very organized. The coaches were also very friendly and welcoming.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 11, 2022: My daughter loved all the activities from the sports based items (goal keeper training, classroom sessions, etc) and the social aspect of the camp.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 9, 2023: Every day, when our son would get home, he would tell us with enthusiasm, how much fun he had in the particular skills that we learned during the day.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2023: Professional coaches, friendly staff, great facilities. Program combined skills, soccer play and fun (night) activities. Really liked the in-class lessons.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 24, 2023: The Director, David DiTomasso - his opening speech to the campers and parents was inspiring and motivating. I left son feeling he was in great hands. Communication was also on point, we always knew what was going on and I felt I had access to contacting him if ever needed. Also, my son said he thinks he became a better player when asked how it was - what more could we ask for?!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    He is looking forward to attending next year.

    — Anonymous

Nike Soccer Camp at Benedictine University (Formerly Elmhurst University)

Dave DiTomasso, Camp Director
Benedictine University - 5700 College Rd
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike Soccer Camp at Benedictine University (Formerly Elmhurst University)
Nike Soccer Camp at Benedictine University
Jun 14-Jun 16, 2024
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
First Day check-in: 11am-1pm Last Day check-out: 4:00-4:45pm
Overnight $555.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Extended Day 9am-8:30pm $455.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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